Python Emacs Mode and fontification

Adam Ruth aruth at
Tue May 9 16:48:02 CEST 2000

The line you need in your .emacs file is:

(add-hook 'python-mode-hook 'turn-on-font-lock)

Adam Ruth
InterCation, Inc.
"Timothy Grant" <tjg at> wrote in message
news:3918407E.C95C72B5 at
> I recently converted to Xemacs (though I have yet to be confirmed or
> baptised) solely due to its excellent python mode. However, I am now
> faced with a really weird fontification problem. I have a source file
> that doesn't appear any different from any of the other source files I
> have created, however, everytime I add new code to the file, Xemacs
> fontifies it as a """string""". If I save the file exit and reload it,
> all the fontification is correct, but the minute I make any changes it
> gets out of whack again.
> Perchance would anyone have some guiding light for an Xemacs neophyte?
> Thanks.
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